Indian state takes a step forward for transgender rights
The southern Indian state of Kerala announced this month that it would reserve places for transgender students in the state's higher education institutions, a move aimed at easing their stigmatization. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What to ask when your child wants to use social media
After months of asking, you took the plunge, and now your kid has a phone. Inevitably, soon after the smartphone comes social media (insert parental scream). For most parents, social media feels scary when they think about their kids using it. Why is it such a potential pit of despair for parents? (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stomach bloating - this yoga exercise could relieve trapped wind pain
STOMACH bloating can be caused by certain foods in your diet, or by eating too much in one go. You can get rid of a swollen belly or trapped wind by doing this quick and easy ‘cat cow’ yoga exercise. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency: Eat this food to get more vitamin b12 in your diet
VITAMIN b12 deficiency could be avoided by making dietary changes. Not getting enough of this vitamin could result in problems with mood, energy level, memory, and also physical aspects including heart, skin, hair, or digestion. Eat this to help boost vitamin b12 levels. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Model mother-of-two Rachael Finch, 30, shares her diet and fitness secrets
Here, Australian model Rachael speaks to FEMAIL about her typical day on a plate, her go-to winter workout schedule and her top tips for mothers with a tight schedule like her own. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: ‘One of the best’ natural remedies to cut hypertension risk revealed
HIGH blood pressure risk could be reduced by making diet or exercise changes. But,  patients could lower their risk of hypertension symptoms by adding this cheap supplement to their daily routine. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Take a Walk in the Woods. Doctor ’ s Orders.
“ Forest bathing, ” or immersing yourself in nature, is being embraced by doctors and others as a way to combat stress and improve health. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: AMITHA KALAICHANDRAN, M.D. Tags: Forests and Forestry Walking Senses and Sensation Anxiety and Stress Doctors Cortisol (Hormone) Source Type: news

BMI and Difficult Tracheal Intubation Management BMI and Difficult Tracheal Intubation Management
Does obesity increase the risk of difficult tracheal intubation and laryngoscopy?BMC Anesthesiology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Anesthesiology Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of Salivary Cortisol and Cortisone in the Synacthen Test Use of Salivary Cortisol and Cortisone in the Synacthen Test
A new study examines the correlation between serum cortisol and salivary cortisol and cortisone following the synacthen test.Clinical Endocrinology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Is the Evidence of Local Allergic Rhinitis Growing? Is the Evidence of Local Allergic Rhinitis Growing?
Recent advances have led to a better understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of local allergic rhinitis. Find out what there is to know.Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Allergy & Clinical Immunology Journal Article Source Type: news

Disease-Modifying Therapies in RA and Blood Pressure Changes Disease-Modifying Therapies in RA and Blood Pressure Changes
A new study examines the impact of the initiation of disease-modifying therapies on blood pressure among patients with rheumatoid arthritis.Journal of Clinical Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Advances in Spondyloarthritis: Glimpse in the Future Advances in Spondyloarthritis: Glimpse in the Future
Recent advances have led to a better understanding of the pathogenesis of spondyloarthritis as well as improved imaging and treatment modalities. Find out where this exciting field is headed.Current Opinion in Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Histological OA Changes in Cervical Spine Facet Joints Histological OA Changes in Cervical Spine Facet Joints
Degenerative changes in the lower cervical spine facet joints may be related to increasing age and are more common among males, a new study suggests.Spine (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Craving as a DSM-5 Symptom of Alcohol Use Disorder Craving as a DSM-5 Symptom of Alcohol Use Disorder
DSM-5 has added craving as a new symptom in alcohol use disorder. How will this impact AUD prevalence estimates?Alcohol and Alcoholism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

Mindfulness Predicts Adaptive Affective Response to Rejection Mindfulness Predicts Adaptive Affective Response to Rejection
Do mindful individuals experience less distress arising from social rejection? What neural mechanisms might underlie this potential capacity?Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Grey Matter Atrophy for Staging Neurodegeneration in MS Grey Matter Atrophy for Staging Neurodegeneration in MS
A new study proposes a novel look at the process of neurodegeneration in multiple sclerosis, positing that it can be staged by grey matter atrophy progression over time.Brain (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

Infections Complicating Cesarean Delivery Infections Complicating Cesarean Delivery
Which strategies may help prevent surgical site infections associated with Cesarean sections?Current Opinion in Infectious Diseases (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases Journal Article Source Type: news

Geographic Variation in Pediatric Cancer Incidence -- US Geographic Variation in Pediatric Cancer Incidence -- US
This report tracked pediatric cancer incidence by type and state.Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Pre-pregnancy Fast Food, Fruit Intake and Time to Pregnancy Pre-pregnancy Fast Food, Fruit Intake and Time to Pregnancy
This study investigated whether preconception dietary intake is associated with reduced fecundity, as measured by a longer time to pregnancy.Human Reproduction (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ob/Gyn & Women ' s Health Journal Article Source Type: news

High-Risk Prescription Opioid Use Among People With HIV High-Risk Prescription Opioid Use Among People With HIV
A new study provides insight into the utilization patterns of high-risk opioid use among individuals living with HIV.JAIDS: Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: HIV/AIDS Journal Article Source Type: news

Benign Thyroid Diseases and Risk of Thyroid Cancer Benign Thyroid Diseases and Risk of Thyroid Cancer
Might certain benign thyroid conditions influence the risk for developing thyroid cancer? This new study looks at the possible connection.Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Diabetes & Endocrinology Journal Article Source Type: news

Prostate Biopsy: Guidelines and Evidence Prostate Biopsy: Guidelines and Evidence
Find out more about the tools to help increase the diagnostic performance of prostate biopsies, and learn when it's appropriate to rebiopsy.Current Opinion in Urology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Urology Journal Article Source Type: news

Use of Acetaminophen for Patent Ductus Arteriosus Closure Use of Acetaminophen for Patent Ductus Arteriosus Closure
This article provides an update regarding the use of acetaminophen to close a patent ductus arteriosus.Pediatric Pharmacotherapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Pediatrics Journal Article Source Type: news

Improving Social Support for Older Adults Through Technology Improving Social Support for Older Adults Through Technology
This study evaluated the impact of a specially designed computer system for older adults which aims to enhance social connectivity and reduce loneliness while increasing technology self-efficacy.The Gerontologist (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Psychiatry Journal Article Source Type: news

FDA Recalls Common Heart Drug For Potential Cancer Risk
(CNN) — The recall of a common drug used to control blood pressure and help prevent heart failure was announced by the US Food and Drug Administration on Friday, a week after 22 other countries recalled it because the drug contains a chemical that poses a potential cancer risk. Valsartan is off patent and is used as a component of other generic medicines, but not all medicines containing the ingredient are involved, according to the FDA. The US recall includes the the versions of valsartan that are made by Major Pharmaceuticals, Solco Healthcare and Teva Pharmaceuticals Industries Ltd. as well as valsartan/hydrochlor...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health News Valsartan Source Type: news

Affordability of quality healthcare is a major issue
With the increase in access to information, aided by mobile penetration and ever-increasing data speeds, the power equation between patients and doctors is changing. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Wockhardt plans to sell four hospitals outside Mumbai
The group plans to sell properties in Nagpur, Nashik and Rajkot, according to two people aware of the development. Wockhardt has hired a Chennai-based investment bank to find a buyer for the assets. (Source: The Economic Times)
Source: The Economic Times - July 16, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hot summer leading to 'toxic' algae
Blooms have flourished during the warm spell but they pose a health risk to humans and animals. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

William McBride, Who Warned About Thalidomide, Dies at 91
Proclaimed a hero, Dr. McBride was later embroiled in lengthy controversies over faulty research. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NEIL GENZLINGER Tags: McBride, William Deaths (Obituaries) Thalidomide (Drug) Pregnancy and Childbirth Australia Source Type: news

How to sleep: Five ways to sleep in hot weather
HOW to sleep can be a question many of us ask. This can be caused by hot weather, drinking coffee before bed or stress among other factors. Try these five expert-recommended ways of sleeping to get a better night ’s shut-eye and avoid insomnia. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Arthritis sufferers are being offered £6,000 stem cell 'wonder treatments'
Private clinics are tempting Britain ’s ten million arthritis sufferers with a procedure called Lipogems which removes fat from a patient’s stomach and injects it into joints in the hope of regenerating cells. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-three, 32, dies days after giving birth to her son due to a pregnancy-related infection
Lindsay Crosby, of Simsbury, Connecticut, had her son, Nolan, on June 24. Eight days later, she fell ill and was taken to hospital, where she was diagnosed with group A Steptococcus and sepsis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to live longer: Eat this type of meat to help extend your lifespan
HOW to live longer seems to be largely down to chance, but it can be influenced. Eating a good diet and exercising regularly is a sure way to extend someone ’s lifespan. Switching to this type of meat could help clock up the years, according to experts. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms: How people are checked for signs of the cancer
PROSTATE cancer happens when cells in the prostate, part of the male reproductive system, begin to divide uncontrollably. Early warning signs and symptoms of the cancer include difficulty urinating and needing to go to the toilet more regularly. But, how do doctors check for prostate cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

'Buzz' Offers An Adoration For Bees Amid Continued Die-Offs
The severity of the enormous reduction in bee numbers over the past decade is at the heart of a new book by conservation biologist Thor Hanson, whose appreciation for the pollinators shines through.(Image credit: Samantha Clark/NPR) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Barbara J. King Source Type: news

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Keep your blood sugar in check... even if your're not diabetic  
For the past few weeks I ’ve written about ways to age-proof your body. This week is all about the vital importance of keeping your blood sugar levels in check, writes DR MICHAEL MOSLEY. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Prostate cancer symptoms: How are checks for prostate cancer carried out?
PROSTATE cancer happens when cells in the prostate, part of the male reproductive system, begin to divide uncontrollably. Early warning signs and symptoms of the cancer include difficulty urinating and needing to go to the toilet more regularly. But, how do doctors check for prostate cancer? (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

As she turns 100, 'there's no stopping' trailblazing Montreal neuroscientist Brenda Milner
Dr. Brenda Milner is one of the world's most celebrated neuroscientists, and her groundbreaking work in the 1950s helped uncover how human brains retain new memories. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Canada/Montreal Source Type: news

Vitamin deficiency: How to add more vitamin D to your diet
VITAMIN D deficiency could cause bone deformities and pain, meaning it is important to get enough from daily activities and in the diet. The essential vitamin can easily be obtained by either standing in sunlight or eating certain foods. Try eating this to help avoid a vitamin D deficiency. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three ways to lower BP reading you can do at home
HIGH blood pressure is diagnosed by a reading over 140/90 mmHg. Commonly caused by a poor diet and lack of activity, blood pressure can be lowered by making lifestyle changes. Try these three exercises to lower blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Alzheimer's risk 10 times lower with herpes medication
New research offers 'the first population evidence for a causal link' between herpes infection and the development of Alzheimer's disease. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Alzheimer's / Dementia Source Type: news

Diabetes: Eat 10 jelly beans to help maintain blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 1 tends to be detected shortly after birth, and is caused by problems with the production of insulin. Sufferers need to be careful to ensure blood sugar levels don ’t get too high or too low, hypoglycaemia, which can both be life-threatening. If blood sugar levels are low, eating this could help raise them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

High blood pressure: Three easy activities to lower BP reading you can do at home
HIGH blood pressure is diagnosed by a reading over 140/90 mmHg. Commonly caused by a poor diet and lack of activity, blood pressure can be lowered by making lifestyle changes. Try these three exercises to lower blood pressure. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mother-of-three, 32, dies days after giving birth to her son due to a pregnancy-related infection
Lindsay Crosby, of Simsbury, Connecticut, had her son, Nolan, on June 24. Eight days later, she fell ill and was taken to hospital, where she was diagnosed with group A Steptococcus and sepsis. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Diabetes: Eating 10 jelly beans could help you maintain blood sugar levels
DIABETES type 1 tends to be detected shortly after birth, and is caused by problems with the production of insulin. Sufferers need to be careful to ensure blood sugar levels don ’t get too high or too low, hypoglycaemia, which can both be life-threatening. If blood sugar levels are low, eating this could help raise them. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Canadian video debunking fake online health claims becomes viral hit
A Canadian science communicator wanted to show how people's emotions and desire for easy answers can be manipulated when it comes to science and health information. His fake video with a very real message now has millions of views. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Is it true that 'healthy obesity' boosts death risk?
New research questions whether metabolically healthy obesity — obesity without diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol — actually increases mortality. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - July 15, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Obesity / Weight Loss / Fitness Source Type: news